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Democracy Now! Wednesday, October 8, 2003


Published October 8, 2003


Headlines
Rep. Candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger Overwhelmingly Elected to Replace Dem. Gray Davis As California Gov.
Arnold for President in 2008?
Turkish Parliament Backs Sending Troops to Iraq; Iraqi Governing Council Objects
Rumsfeld Not Informed of Iraq Shake-Up
House and Senate Support Sanctions on Syria
Syrian Amb. Vows Military Response if Israel Continues Attacks
More Headlines…

Total Recall: Rep. Candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger Overwhelmingly Elected to Replace Dem. Gray Davis As California Gov.
Gray Davis became the first California governor in history to be recalled yesterday with Republican candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger winning the vote to replace him. We host a roundtable discussion on the recall including Green Party candidate Peter Camejo, United Farm Workers of America’s co-founder Dolores Huerta, former California State Senator Tom Hayden and others. [Includes transcript]

Canadian Citizen Deported to Syria By U.S. Returns Home to Montreal After Spending A Year in Damascus Jail
Syrian-born Canadian citizen Maher Arar spent a year in a Damascus jail without charges. He was deported to Syria, where he had not lived for 14 years, after being detained by U.S. officials in JFK airport on a stopover flight from Tunisia. We speak his brother Bassam Arar and the ACLU’s Dalia Hashad.

Study Finds Fox News Viewers Most Likely To Have Misperceptions About Iraq Invasion
A new study has found that regular viewers of Fox News held more misperceptions about the invasion of Iraq than regular viewers of any other networks. NPR/PBS viewers were found to have the best understanding of the facts.


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